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Jayden Nguyen
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How to run image Elasticsearch Container on Ubuntu 18.04

Elasticsearch is a search engine based on the Lucene library. It provides a distributed, multitenant-capable full-text search engine with an HTTP web interface and schema-free JSON documents. To read more about at Elasticsearch Document.

In this post I will introduction setup about Elasticsearch container on Ubuntu 18.04. It is make sure you already install docker please check more content at Install Docker.

There are have 3 steps:

Step 1: Downloading image Elasticsearch

Pull Image Elasticsearch on Docker Hub by command:

docker pull elasticsearch:tag

Tag is a specific version image. Recommended specific for version if image have any change version in the future

Verify pull image success by command:

docker images

Step 2: Running in Development Mode for start container

docker run -d --name elasticsearch -p 9200:9200 -p 9300:9300 -e "discovery.type=single-node" elasticsearch:tag

Some describes:

  • -d: It is detach running container in background
  • --name: The name of container
  • -p: Port container will expose to host
  • -e: It is environment for container

Verify running container success

The command just shows running containers

docker ps

To see all containers, use flag -a

docker ps -a

Open browser access localhost:9200

Step 3: Stop running container and remove container

You can stop container by id or by name

docker stop container_id

docker stop container_name

Verify stop container by command

docker ps -a

docker ps


In this post I have implemented setup Elasticsearch by pull image, run, stop and remove container on Ubuntu 18.04. To learn more about Docker Document, and Elastichsearch Document.

If you have any question please comment or contact me.

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